According to a long-awaited government-commissioned review no single party was directly to blame for the two nights of violence that led to the death of the Iranian asylum seeker Reza Barati at Manus detention centre. We speak to Victoria Martin Refugee Rights Action Network’s about the report and Immigration Minister Scott Morrison’s response to it.
Archive | May, 2014
Despite the wealth existing in Perth, poverty and homelessness are problems that are on the rise, with many people forced to sleep rough on our streets. Indymedia spoke to Ruah Community Services chief executive Francis Lynch about how things need to change.
We speak with Craig Comrie Executive Officer of the Youth Affairs Council of WA and Brooke Chapman youth worker and lecturer at Edith Cowan University on the proposed changes to the Newstart allowance as announced in the recent federal budget.
We’re joined by Jess Ison, editor of the soon-to-be released book ‘To the Exclusion Of All Others: Queers Questioning Gay Marriage’. Jess discusses the book and how she came to this position of being pro-queer but anti-same sex (and other) marriage. You can find out more about this book here: totheexclusionofallothers.com/
The release last week of a budget which breaks almost every Liberal election promise, prompted strong opposition on the streets of our major cities. We spoke to Perth March in May organiser Alex Bainbridge about the march itself, and plans for future organising.
With even Clive Palmer criticising the recent budget as “for the lobbyists and Liberal donors” there is much to discuss and be concerned about in the Abbott government’s first budget. For a discussion on the economic level we speak to Richard Denniss, Executive Director of the Australia Institute for some of his analysis.
The NSW government’s suspension of Metgasco’s licence at Bentley in the Northern Rivers of NSW has lifted spirits across Australia. We speak with Amelia Hicks, convenor of Gasfield Gree Balinor Shire and cofounder of Girls Against Gas on this important victory. (Image courtesy of Rod Poole)
With even Clive Palmer criticising the recent budget as “for the lobbyists and Liberal donors” there is much to discuss and be concerned about in the Abbott government’s first budget. For a discussion on the economic level we speak to Richard Denniss, Executive Director of the Australia Institute for some of his analysis. The NSW government’s suspension of Metgasco’s […]
We talk to Adrian Basso from the Community Broadcasting Association on the threatened funding cuts to community radio stations like RTRFM 92.1.
Media Direct has announced today the opening of a new online service designed to securely connect whistleblowers and journalists. “We live in an age where whistleblowers are more important than ever, but in which the technology used to blow the whistle has not kept pace with the technology used to stifle transparency,” says Luke McMahon, the Australian […]
Earlier this year, French economist Thomas Piketty released his book ‘Capital in the Twenty First Century’ in English, to wide acclaim. In it, he argues that inequality is rising, and reaching levels not seen since the early 20th century. To get some perspective on these writings, we spoke to Professor Fabrizio Carmignani from Griffith University.
We speak with New Zealander Richard Bartlett one of the co-founders of Loomio a free and open source software project for anyone, anywhere, to participate in decisions that affect them. Loomio emerged when activists from the Occupy movement teamed up with the social enterprise network Enspiral, realising that they were using different approaches to work towards […]